Ekibastuz GRES-1 set to reconstruction of energy unit No8
PAVLODAR OBLAST. December 10. KAZINFORM /Vera Livintsova/ Ekibastuz GRES-1 has set to reconstruction of its energy unit No8 with the capacity of 500 mW which belongs to Kazakhmys Group. Modernization of the energy unit provides for reconstruction of the major elements of the boiler and the turbine, installation of electric filters and modern equipment of automatic control. The project aims at increasing the capacity of the venture up to 3, 000 mW by 2013. Reconstruction of the energy block will allow cover the growing demand of the population in electric power. As Director of energy department of Kazakhmys Nikolay Korobovsky noted, Ekibasuz GRES-1 would continue contributing to the development of the country's energy potential and improvement of the region's ecological situation. Kazinform's note: Energy unit No 8 was put into service in 1984 and stopped in 1995 due to fall in demand in electric power. Kazakhmys Group acquired Ekibastuz Gres-1 in May 2008 and has already invested more than USD 170 mln in it.